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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1986

PUBLIC LAW 99-653—NOV. 14, 1986

100 STAT. 3657

permanently attached to the application and become a part thereof.". (b) amending the first two sentences of subsection (e) thereof to read: "(e) Except as may be otherwise prescribed by regulations, each application required by this section shall be signed by the applicant in the presence of the consular officer, and verified by the oath of the applicant administered by the consular officer. The application for an immigrant visa, when visaed by the consular officer, shall become the immigrant visa.". SEC. 7. (a) Section 212(a) (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)) is amended by: repealing paragraph (24) thereof: Provided, That no paragraph following paragraph (24) shall be redesignated as a result of this amendment. (b) Section 238 (8 U.S.C. 1228) is amended by repealing subsection (a) thereof and by redesignating subsections (b), (c), (d), and (e) as subsections (a), (b), (c), and (d) respectively. (c) Section 241(a) (8 U.S.C. 1251(a)) is amended by repealing paragraph (10) thereof: Provided, That no paragraph following paragraph (10) shall be redesignated as a result of this amendment. SEC. 8. Section 261 (8 U.S.C. 1301) is amended to read: "No visa shall be issued to any alien seeking to enter the United States until such alien has been registered in accordance with section 221(b).". SEC. 9. Subsection (a) of section 262 (8 U.S.C. 1302) is amended by deleting the words "section 221(b) of this Act or". SEC. 10. The first sentence of section 264(a) (8 U.S.C. 1304) is amended to read: "(a) The Attorney General and the Secretary of State jointly are authorized and directed to prepare forms for the registration of aliens under section 261 of this title, and the Attorney General is authorized and directed to prepare forms for the registration and fingerprinting of aliens under section 262 of this title.". SEC. 11. Sections (1) and (2) of the Act of October 24, 1962 (76 Stat. 1247, Public Law 87-885) and section 25(a) of the Act of September 26, 1961 (75 Stat. 650, Public Law 87-301) are repealed. SEC. 12. Section 301(g) (8 U.S.C. 1401(g)) is amended by striking out "ten years, at least five" and inserting in lieu thereof "five years, at least two". SEC. 13. Subsection (a) of section 309 (8 U.S.C. 1409) is amended— (a) by striking out "paragraphs (3), (4), (5), and (7) of section 301(a)" and inserting in lieu thereof "paragraphs (c), (d), (e), and (g) of section 301"; and (b) by striking out all after "wedlock", and inserting in lieu thereof "if a blood relationship between the child and the father is established by clear and convincing evidence, provided the father had the nationality of the United States at the time of the child's birth, the father unless deceased has agreed in writing to provide financial support for the child until such child reaches the age of eighteen years and if, while such child is under the age of eighteen years, (1) such child is legitimated under the law of the child's residence or domicile, or (2) the father acknowledges paternity of the child in writing under oath, or (3) paternity of the child is established by adjudication of a competent court.". SEC. 14. Section 320(a) (8 U.S.C. 1431(a)) is amended by inserting "unmarried and" after "(1) such naturalization takes place while such child is".

8 USC 1153 notes.

Children and youth.